PET-OWNING Australians will spend about 90 minutes more with their pet than their dad on Father's Day, a new survey has found.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals recently polled 1010 (683 pet owners) Australians aged 18 and over about their plans for Father's Day (Sunday).
The survey, conducted
by Lonergan Research, found that:
- Pet owners will spend an average of 5.28
hours with their pet on Sunday, as opposed to only 3.73
hours with their dad.
- Almost a quarter (24%) of pet owners, 1.2 million Australians, are not planning to spend any time at all with their dad this Father’s Day.
- A third (33%) of cat owners would rather spend time with their cat than their dad this Father’s Day.
- Twenty six per cent of of dog owners would rather spend time with their dog than their dad on Father’s Day.
- Eleven per cent of fish owners would rather spend time with their fish than their dad.
Carmel Molloy, WSPA Australia's country director, said: “It’s wonderful that us Aussies are so passionate about animals. But you’ve got to feel for the poor neglected dads out there, particularly with their special day coming up."